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May 18, 2013
Studies show unregulated chemicals widespread in lakes, rivers
Two studies released this week by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) confirm that a wide variety of unregulated chemicals are ending up in Minnesota's lakes and rivers. The chemicals, including pharmaceuticals and personal care products, are of concern because many have...
May 18, 2013 - 9:06am
May 3, 2013
Students soak up lessons
Students from across Douglas County went hands-on Wednesday participating in the 20th annual Kids' Groundwater Festival in Alexandria. More...
May 3, 2013 - 12:00am
May 1, 2013
Check recreation status before traveling
Before venturing out to campgrounds, trails and public water accesses statewide, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) advises people to check online or call ahead to avoid surprises. "Winter weather is always a challenge to public water access," said Nancy Stewart, DNR public...
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
Water is key part of outdoors measure
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
April 21, 2013
Are Minnesotans using too much water? Report provides insights
Are Minnesotans overusing groundwater in ways that could leave us short of water - for human needs and for the environment - in the future? The short answer to that question is: Yes, in some places across the state. A new Freshwater Society Report estimates that total reported groundwater...
April 21, 2013 - 11:15am
April 17, 2013
Lawmakers hash out Legacy spending
ST. PAUL - Studying the Minnesota film industry, funding public television and conducting water quality studies are a few ways lawmakers propose spending some of the nearly $300 million from the state's legacy fund next year. They are working to hash out a plan to split the money...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
April 10, 2013
Volunteers needed to monitor health of lakes, streams, weekly
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is recruiting Minnesotan volunteers who are able to visit a designated lake or stream weekly during the summer to monitor the health of the lake or stream. More than 1,400 Minnesotans already track the health of their favorite lake or...
April 10, 2013 - 12:00am
April 1, 2013
New funding proposed to keep drinking water clean
Governor Mark Dayton is proposing a new funding structure to help ensure that Minnesota's growing economy has reliable supplies of high quality water. The proposal is expected to be introduced in the Legislature early this week. Seventy-five percent of Minnesotans get their drinking...
April 1, 2013 - 7:02am
March 16, 2013
Well owners need to know what's in their water, say health leaders
More than 1 million people in Minnesota rely on private wells as their source of drinking water, but too many of them are not tested on a regular basis for things that can make people sick, such as bacteria, arsenic, or nitrate.
March 16, 2013 - 2:15pm
March 8, 2013
Input meeting to discuss open-water hunting
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) soon will seek citizen input on creating limited opportunities for open-water hunting for waterfowl as well as a number of other topics at an annual public input meeting.
March 8, 2013 - 12:00am
March 1, 2013
Carp fighters hook into invasive solutions
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans fighting Asian carp think they may have temporary and permanent ways to slow the advance of the voracious eater. Organizations...
March 1, 2013 - 12:00am
February 26, 2013
Listening session in St. Cloud to focus on new ag water quality program
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will hold a listening session in St. Cloud on Thursday, February 28, to gather input on the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program. The new program has been in development over the past year and is designed to accelerate...
February 26, 2013 - 6:41pm
February 16, 2013
Ag commissioner seeks recommendations for new water quality pilot projects
Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson is seeking recommendations for pilot project watershed areas for the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP). The program is designed to accelerate voluntary adoption of agricultural practices that enhance...
February 16, 2013 - 3:45pm
February 15, 2013
It's time to take the plunge!
It's that time of year again! The coldest, iciest time of year...time to take the plunge into a Minnesota lake! The Polar Bear Plunge is presented...
February 15, 2013 - 12:00am
February 7, 2013
Public forum will examine ways of protecting drinking water sources
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Drinking Water Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) Program will hold a public advisory forum February 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at MDH's Snelling Office Park location (1645 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul). The forum is open to anyone concerned...
February 7, 2013 - 2:05pm